James Rippingale

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I Spent an Evening at the Headquarters of the World's Chillest Caliphate

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Caliphate just wants everyone to love each other.
James Rippingale, Photos: Maurizio Martorana
3.30.16
Stuff

How to Murder a Prize-Winning Dog and Get Away with It

Just pick a really famous dog who's recently competed in Britain's annual Crufts dog show. Hey, it worked last year.
James Rippingale
3.12.16
Stuff

I Spent Night with the Paramedics Who Respond to London's Worst Stabbings and Shootings

I spent an evening with staff from London's Air Ambulance, the team tasked with treating the capital's most gravely wounded.
James Rippingale
1.27.16
Stuff

We Spent a Night with One of the UK's Urban Fox Assassins

Tom Keightly is the man you call if you've got foxes screaming in your yard.
James Rippingale, Photos: Jake Lewis
8.27.15
Stuff

We Asked a Policeman How an Ordinary Person Could Solve a Murder

"With the correct time and resources, anyone can solve a murder, but you'd have to have the correct access to get people to talk to you."
James Rippingale, Illustration: Sam Taylor
5.8.15
Travel

An 'Aging Hippie' Has Opened a 'Cannabis Cafe and Hotel' in England

Jonathan Falkus says his unconventional B&B has two rules: "No harder drugs, and don't go upsetting the neighbors."
James Rippingale, Photos: Jake Lewis
4.30.15
Photo

Photos of People Who Got Rejected from Nightclubs This Weekend

We found the one club in London that will have no problem properly fucking up your evening.
James Rippingale
4.27.15
News

We Asked an Expert What Would Happen if the UK Accidentally Legalized Ecstasy

Would the economy benefit? What about public health? Would xenophobia stop because everyone would be too busy telling each other they're the best friend they've ever had?
James Rippingale
3.12.15
News

How to Beat the UK's Anti-Boozing Bracelets

If the Tories are re-elected next year, they're going to give judges the power to strap alcohol monitoring devices to people's ankles. Here's how the internet says you can beat the bracelets.
James Rippingale
11.19.14
News

An Army of Giant African Pouched Rats Are Clearing Mozambique's Minefields

Apopo, a Belgium-based NGO is trains rats to sniff out active land mines. So far, they've detected and cleared 6,693 land mines from rural areas of Mozambique with an estimated 1.6 million square meters of Manica, Sofala, and Tete Provinces due to be...
James Rippingale
9.17.14
News

Are Moroccan Gangsters Being Paid to Beat Up Sub-Saharan Migrants?

Today, Tangier’s migrant population exist on the ragged edges of society, living mostly in the Boukhalef neighborhood, nine miles out from the city center, where they squat the area’s empty high rises.
James Rippingale
8.22.14
News

Russia Is Still Building a 'Rural Berlin Wall' Through Georgia

The barbed wire fence is is advancing further and further into Georgian land, dividing families, destroying livelihoods, and casting a worrying sense of uncertainty over the entire region.
James Rippingale
2.27.14